About the Project
In this project, the successful candidate will develop, implement and apply machine learning methods for the design and optimisation of district heating system with STES as part of the wider energy system. While the main focus is on using machine learning based surrogate models to link detailed CFD simulations with whole system models, there is scope to investigate other areas such as system control and demand/supply predictions.
The candidate will develop a wide range of skills in heating systems with STES design and machine learning methods which will be widely applicable to the candidate’s future career. The project is linked to the EPSRC funded INTEGRATE project and the PhD student will be jointly supervised by Dr Daniel Friedrich at the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and Prof Ben Hughes at the University of Hull.
The INTEGRATE project (Integrating seasoNal Thermal storagE with multiple enerGy souRces to decArbonise Thermal Energy) is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Hull (EPSRC Reference: EP/T023112/1). The project will evaluate the potential of STES systems to facilitate the decarbonisation of heating and cooling while at the same time providing flexibility services for the future net-zero energy system. The project will develop a holistic and integrated design of district energy systems with STES by considering the interplay and coordination between energy supply and demand, seasonal thermal storage characteristics, and regulation and market frameworks. The results and models from the individual areas will be combined in a whole system model for the design and operation of smart district energy systems with STES.
Closing date for applications: Position will remain open until filled.
Expected studentship start date: 1st October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
To Apply: https://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/research/phd/machine-learning-methods-manage-integration-heating-systems-wider
Applications are welcomed from self-funded students, or students who are applying for scholarships from the University of Edinburgh or elsewhere.
Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters.
Based on your current search criteria we thought you might be interested in these.